Applications and detailed CV should be sent by email to Claire. Sengendo@ugandaphs.org by January 20, 2017.
The USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program is USAID/Uganda's fl agship program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets USA Ltd for supporting HIV/AIDS and health services in the private sector. The program aims to strengthen, organize and mobilize the private sector to provide Ugandans with the option of obtaining high-quality health services from private for profi t (PFP) and private not for profi t (PNFP) providers. The objectives of the program are: 1) expand availability of health services by private providers, 2) increase affordability of private health services and products, and 3) improve quality of private health sector facilities and services.
POSITION: MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Director. He/She will be responsible for:- Providing leadership and guidance in monitoring and evaluation of Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) and other above site activities, special studies, documentation, learning and quality improvement.; ensuring that there are adequate Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) systems/ tools; planning and budgeting for studies and assessments; providing technical guidance to implementing partners to manage their data for learning, research and studies; ensuring that regular program data is received for all above site activities according to a predefi ned criteria and established quality standards; verifying entered data to ensure completeness and accuracy, and compliance with the set standards; ensuring that USAID/ Uganda Private Health Support Program's achievements are captured in the USAID Performance Reporting System (PRS), Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) Management Information System (MIS) and MEEPP HIBRID web based systems plus other relevant databases including DATIM.
Key duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide support and guidance to grantees in the areas of documentation, data management, data utilization and reporting; putting emphasis on national M and E systems including HMIS/DHIS2 and OVCMIS.
2. Manage a team of M&E Offi cer(s), delineating their responsibilities in order to support programmatic activities of PHS program and ensure these are monitored and evaluated in a timely, effi cient and effective manner.
3. Coach, train, and mentor the M&E Offi cers with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the M&E team and provide professional development guidance in conjunction with the M&E Team Lead and M&E Director.
4. Work with the M and E Director, to develop the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan and to contribute to the development of a vision and framework for the M&E unit.
5. Support the documentation of best practices and facilitate the use of such data to drive program design and decision making. Produce information to share lessons learned and for advocacy purposes.
6. Contribute to managing the program activity database to facilitate timely production of strategic information to aid the Program's decision making and programming.
7. Provide feedback to partners and programme teams on projects' performance based on monitoring data fi ndings.
8. Develop data collection tools/ monitoring tools for collecting data on a set of agreed upon indicators as indicated in the AMEL Plan, and regularly update the Program MEL indicator table and monitor project activities, outputs and progress towards anticipated results.
9. Work with the M&E Team Lead to develop M and E work plans with clear performance and impact indicators and targets, and budgets.
10. Participate in and provide support to project design activities including development of project theories of change and strategic frameworks (Results Frameworks, Log Frames)
11. Work closely with program team leads to review grantee workplans, performance frameworks and budgets.
12. Organise program activity performance reviews and provide feedback on program progress to USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program staff and grantees.
13. Take lead in guiding the program and grantees/partners in improving collaboration, learning and adapting mechanisms within their organizations and with other stakeholders.
14. Conduct regular validation of data through Routine Data Quality Assessments from supported health facilities/ organizations that is prepared/submitted or entered into the DHIS2 and OVCMIS by the district focal persons.
15. Ensure integration of continuous quality improvement during support supervision and technical assistance visits.
16. Conduct client satisfaction surveys and represent PHS in special M&E events.
Formal Education, professional qualifi cations and relevant working experience
Bachelor's degree preferably in B. Stat, BSc (Econ), BSc (Stat), B. Quantitative Economics, B. Population Studies or any other relevant degree. Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or any other relevant health degree.
Minimum of six years working experience in monitoring and evaluation with substantive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues and familiarity with PEPFAR reporting requirements including an in-depth understanding of HMIS, DHIS2, HIBRID, DATIM etc.
Required Skills and Attributes
Strong organization and management skills and the ability to work as a team and respond to deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of program staff and grantees in data management.
Knowledge and advanced training in Research and M&E including use of relevant software applications statistical or otherwise.
Good understanding of the M&E framework including use of the national response to HIV/AIDS.
Strong people skills; considerable experience of collaborative work; positive attitude to working with non M&E specialists and appreciation of the contribution others can make.
This position will involve travel upcountr y up to 50% of the time per year within Uganda.
Applications and detailed CV should be sent by email to Claire. Sengendo@ugandaphs.org by January 20, 2017. Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.